Who We Are

ISR, located in the Düsseldorf – Neuss – Meerbusch region, offers excellent international education from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in a multilingual environment. ISR is exclusively financed by tuition fees and does not receive financial support from the state. Furthermore, ISR is recognized as an accredited school by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. All proceeds are reinvested into the school to further benefit the students.

Powered by SABIS®, ISR offers an outstanding academic program, individual support for students, a varied extra-curricular program, and a multilingual school environment. ISR is a licensee of the SABIS® Educational System™, a unique approach to teaching established in 1886 that has developed into a rigorous, internationally-oriented, non-selective, college-preparatory education system. We are also a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Our Students

There are over 1,000 students from 54 nations attending Kindergarten through Grade 12. ISR students routinely achieve excellent International Baccalaureate (IB) scores and these internationally recognized diplomas qualify students for entrance to top universities worldwide, including Germany.

Our ISR Team

Our international team comprises of 172 employees from over 27 countries. Around 150 staff members are dedicated solely to teaching, advising and supervising the students as well as supporting them both in their academic and extra-curricular activities. This pedagogical team not only includes highly qualified teachers but also supervisors, university counsellors, a student counsellor, a school nurse, a student activities coordinator, a librarian and the school leadership team.

Our Curriculum

ISR offers an international, college-preparatory curriculum. In addition to English and German, a third language is studied starting in Grade 6 with a choice of either French, Spanish, Japanese or Mandarin.

In Grades 9 and 10, students are prepared for external examinations such as Cambridge IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education, DELE – Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera and DELF – Diplôme d’Etudes en langue Française.

ISR offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students in grades 11 and 12 and the Advanced Placement (AP) for students in grade 12. ISR graduates have achieved marks well above the worldwide and German averages and have gone on to study at top universities around the world and in Germany.

We have an outstanding track record qualifying ISR students for studies at universities in Germany. In the past three years, 100% of our students, who wished to, entered German universities by meeting special German IB requirements which qualify passing students for their “Allgemeine Hochschulreife”.


ISR is recognized by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as an international supplementary school (“anerkannte internationale Ergänzungsschule”).

ISR is an accredited member of AdvancED (formerly “NCA CASI–North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement”).

ISR is also a Cambridge Examination Centre, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and conducts College Board PSAT, SAT, and AP (Advanced Placement) exams on site.

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ISR International School on the Rhine

About us – our international school near Düsseldorf / NRW

The ISR International School on the Rhine is an international, private high school. The private school near Düsseldorf offers an excellent international education. The aim of the international school is to individually educate and support the students in preparation for a successful future career and life. The international school is located in the region of Neuss, Düsseldorf, Meerbusch, and Cologne. The ISR includes a Kindergarten as well as a primary school, middle school, and a private high school up to the 12th grade. ISR has opened a second international Kindergarten in Düsseldorf and a German-speaking Kindergarten in Meerbusch-Büderich. We distinguish ourselves as an English-speaking international school in Neuss. Students have the opportunity to earn an international degree, the International Baccalaureate (IB), or a high school diploma. ISR graduates have a track record of a high above average IB result.

Additional information about our international school and international Kindergarten.

Are you interested in the ISR International School on the Rhine Neuss Düsseldorf? Please contact us personally. The international school accepts applications all year round. ISR offers many opportunities to get to know us. Feel free to visit our open house. We are always looking forward to new families. We are happy to meet you and your family.

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